We are pleased to announce the recipients of our FY18 grants focusing on “Community-driven conservation approaches to eliminate, manage, or mitigate threats to marine mammals.” 77 proposals were submitted for consideration and we have funded five of those for a total of just over $220K. For more information about the projects, visit our FY18 Grant Awards page. The funded proposals are:

  • Community Action to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands, Washington
  • Low-cost solutions to cetacean bycatch in small scale fisheries and potential fisher-level barriers to implementation in Peru and Argentina
  • Reducing Whale Strikes through Industry Engagement (California)
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Protected Areas in protecting Mediterranean Monk Seal Juveniles at the Cabo Blanco Peninsula (Mauritania/Morocco)
  • Developing solutions to the critical threat of bycatch in illegal fisheries for Caspian seals (Pusa caspica) in Dagestan, Russia

Please check our website in November for details about the topic area(s), proposal requirements, and submission deadline for FY19 Grant Opportunities.